An experienced labor and employment litigator and advisor, Christian White focuses his practice on the management side of labor and employment law – concentrating on the hospitality industry. Christian counsels on issues related to discipline and discharge, employment discrimination, wage and hour compliance, and provides regulatory compliance training, as well as negotiates collective bargaining agreements, defends employers against union claims and grievances, and conducts labor awareness and contract compliance trainings. Prior to joining BakerHostetler, Christian was Associate General Counsel for AccorHotels, where he spearheaded all labor and employment legal issues for the North American division of one of the largest hotel companies in the world. As former “in-house” counsel, Christian is particularly mindful of the need for outside counsel to know the business and understand the need to address business practicalities and operational concerns. As such, he seeks to give practical, efficient and effective advice that helps avoid or lessen disputes before they become larger concerns.